The Radio Times logo

Red Dawn

  • Action
  • Drama
  • 2012
  • Dan Bradley
  • 89 mins
  • 12A

Summary

Action drama remake starring Chris Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson and Josh Peck. When North Korean paratroopers lead an invasion of America, a bunch of teenagers are lucky to escape with their lives and decide to form a resistance group under the leadership of young marine Jed Eckert.

Advertisement
Powered By
IMDB

Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Way back in 1984, when John Milius first made this trashy tale of teen resistance to an invasion of the good old US of A, his choice of bad guys was obvious: the Russians (and their Cuban allies). There was still a Cold War, and many Americans genuinely feared Reds under their beds. Almost 30 years on, the world is a very different place. And this slick but unimaginative remake is implausibly forced to replace Russia as aggressor with rogue-state North Korea. The story sees furloughing US marine Chris Hemsworth (Thor) and a ragtag bunch of patriotic teens, including Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games), stand between the invading Koreans and their occupation plans. It's all as daft as a brush, of course, and so gung ho it hurts. But suspend your disbelief, go with the flow, and you'll find enough whizz-bang action to sustain interest until the film runs out of puff and plot. Which it does, about two-thirds through. It may be codswallop, but it's not unentertaining.

How to watch

Loading

Streaming

Credits

Cast

rolename
Jed EckertChris Hemsworth
Matt EckertJosh Peck
Robert KitnerJosh Hutcherson
Toni WalshAdrianne Palicki
Captain ChoWill Yun Lee
TannerJeffrey Dean Morgan
Erica MartinIsabel Lucas
Daryl JenkinsConnor Cruise
DannyEdwin Hodge
Tom EckertBrett Cullen
JulieAlyssa Diaz
Mayor JenkinsMichael Beach

Crew

rolename
DirectorDan Bradley

Details

Theatrical distributor
Koch Media Entertainment
Released on
2013-03-15
Languages
English | Korean
Guidance
Violence, swearing.
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Sponsored content